Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Governmental and Appellate Group members John DiCaro and Justin Ackerman recently obtained summary judgment on a premises liability and fraudulent transfer lawsuit filed against Gavilan Peak, LLC. On November 4, 2013, Steven Lane was seriously injured from an unidentified explosive device while assisting acquaintances move off a piece of property owned by Gavilan Peak, LLC. Unbeknownst to Gavilan Peak, the property was previously the site of explosives manufacturing and military and law enforcement training by its former owner. In 1999, federal and then state government efforts occurred to remediate the Property due to safety concerns. After the state remediation was complete, the Governor’s office announced that the remediation was a success, and that “the hazardous materials are gone and the residents are safe.” During the sale of the Property, the former owner allegedly told a representative of Gavilan Peak that the property was entirely safe as a result of these remediation efforts. READ MORE.